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Mary Scanlon
B: 1922-02-13
D: 2017-07-18
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Scanlon, Mary
Elizabeth "Beth" McCarthy
B: 1945-02-20
D: 2017-07-16
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McCarthy, Elizabeth "Beth"
William Peregood
B: 1963-07-28
D: 2017-07-15
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Peregood, William
Sylvia Bennett
B: 1936-01-07
D: 2017-07-13
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Bennett, Sylvia
Sheila Turner
B: 1925-09-22
D: 2017-07-09
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Turner, Sheila
George Williams
B: 1940-09-04
D: 2017-07-09
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Williams, George
Terry Law-Ruthven
B: 1963-02-24
D: 2017-07-05
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Law-Ruthven, Terry
Horst Gerber
B: 1935-01-14
D: 2017-07-05
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Gerber, Horst
Gary Cruickshank
B: 1941-06-19
D: 2017-07-01
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Cruickshank, Gary
Barbara Low
B: 1939-04-01
D: 2017-06-26
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Low, Barbara
Harold Andrews
B: 1927-07-09
D: 2017-06-20
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Andrews, Harold
Gloria Rowe
B: 1926-10-20
D: 2017-06-20
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Rowe, Gloria
Kenneth Weese
B: 1945-09-07
D: 2017-06-15
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Weese, Kenneth
Vincent Oliver
B: 1932-09-27
D: 2017-06-15
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Oliver, Vincent
Ted Cryderman
B: 1937-08-15
D: 2017-06-13
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Cryderman, Ted
Martha Verwey
B: 1919-12-04
D: 2017-06-12
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Verwey, Martha
H. Douglas Banks
B: 1934-12-31
D: 2017-06-10
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Banks, H. Douglas
Michael Holm
B: 1977-09-01
D: 2017-06-10
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Holm, Michael
Margaret Wismer
B: 1935-08-08
D: 2017-06-09
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Wismer, Margaret
Douglas Fitzmaurice
B: 1925-03-20
D: 2017-06-08
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Fitzmaurice, Douglas
Arthur Gammon
B: 1943-04-26
D: 2017-06-04
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Gammon, Arthur

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1 Mary Street
Bracebridge, ON P1L 2B6
Phone: 705-645-2257
Fax: 705-645-5664

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Darren Growen, Funeral Director / General Manager
Email: dgrowen@reynoldsfuneral.com
Toll Free Phone: 877-806-2257
Office Phone: 705-645-2257
Fax: 705-645-5664

Darren came to us from London, Ontario. He started his career with us in May of 1996 after completing year one of the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College. He finished his second year as an intern with us and then successfully completed the Board of Funeral Services licensing examinations and received his Funeral Director's Licence in 1997.

Darren is an excellent funeral director and highly regarded by the families he serves.

He is married to LeeAnne and together they have 3 boys. Now living in Gravenhurst, he spends time with family and occasionally finds time for a round of golf.

Ben Tubman, Funeral Director
Email: btubman@reynoldsfuneral.com
Toll Free Phone: 877-806-2257
Office Phone: 705-645-2257
Fax: 705-645-5664

Ben was born in Ottawa and grew up living above The Tubman Funeral Home where he where was introduced to the funeral business. He graduated from Humber College and obtained his Funeral Director's Licence in 1980. Ben then moved to Calgary for a short time before returning to Ontario where he joined Reynolds Funeral Home in July 1981.

He loves to hunt and fish and is an avid golfer and curler at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club where he is a member. Not the least of his hobbies and talents is carving and woodworking at which he is very skilled.

Ben and his wife Cindy have two grown sons and three grandsons and one granddaughter all living in Bracebridge.

Ben is highly respected by the families he helps to negotiate the work of greiving.

Bruce Turner, Funeral Director / Former Owner
Email: turner@muskoka.com
Toll Free Phone: 877-806-2257
Office Phone: 705-645-2257
Fax: 705-645-5664

Bruce began his career in funeral service in 1966 at The Murphy Funeral Home (formerly Hattin Funeral Home) in Pembroke, Ontario while still attending Pembroke Collegiate Institute. After graduating high school in June 1968 he became an "Articled Student" at The Pethick Funeral Home In Barrie and moved to Bracebridge in December of that year where he joined Murray Dauphin, Owner and Managing Director of Reynolds' Funeral Home Ltd. where he completed his apprenticeship in September 1970. In June of 1971 he left Reynolds Funeral Home and in September of that year joined the staff of McArthur Brothers and MacNeill Funeral Directors in Cornwall, Ontario returning to Reynolds' Funeral Home in September 1972.

On December 1st, 1994, Bruce and his wife Cathie purchased Reynolds' Funeral Home Ltd. from Murray and Joan Dauphin. The Dauphin's had purchased the funeral home from Walter and Betty Reynolds in 1967. The firm can trace it's history through various owners back to the early 1890's. After careful consideration, Bruce & his wife Cathie have made the decision to retire. Reynolds Funeral Home 'Turner Chapel' was sold to Park Lawn Corporation of Toronto, Ontario on February 1, 2017.

Bruce is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge - Muskoka Lakes.

Bruce and Cathie have one married daughter and two grandchildren who live nearby.

Cathie Turner, Funeral Director / Former Owner
Email: cturner@muskoka.com
Toll Free Phone: 877-806-2257
Office Phone: 705-645-2257
Fax: 705-645-5664

Cathie came to funeral service after a twenty plus year career in the world of finance. She was born in East York then moved to Newfoundland returning to Toronto in the mid 1960's. Cathie grew to adulthood in Ajax before be transferred around by the CIBC finally landing in Bracebridge in 1981.

In 1996 she left finance to attend the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College graduating with honours and receiving her Funeral Director's Licence in 1998.

Cathie is also a "Funeral Celebrant". She has received training that enables her to conduct "services" for folks who do not have a formal church connection or prefer a more informal secular service. This service has been well received by many of the families we serve.

Cathie was the President of the "Ontario Funeral Service Association" for 2010 - 2011. This is a voluntary Association of independent and family owned funeral homes in the Province of Ontario. She is also a former member of The South Muskoka Hospital Foundation Board and served as Treasurer of St. Thomas Anglican Church for a number of years. For a number of years Cathie was a Rotarian serving in both the Bracebridge and then the Bracebridge - Muskoka Lakes Clubs.

Cathie also enjoys golf and is a member of the South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club in Bracebridge.

She is married to Bruce and very much enjoys being "Nanny" to her two grandchildren.